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Would You Trust This Man?
January 12, 2016, 6:00 am
Filed under: Brand Suicide, Communication Strategy, Egovertising

It’s a genuine question … would you trust him?

I don’t know Mr Haman … he popped up on my Linkedin feed a few weeks ago and I’ve been sort of fascinated with him ever since.

I’ m not exactly sure why.

It could be the photo he used.

It could be that he’s given himself a rather fetching ‘middle name’.

It could be that he claims to be the most connected man on Linkedin. In the World.

The reality is I have no idea about his credentials as an innovator, solution provider or trainer … but my question is, if you were looking for an innovator, solution provider or trainer, would this profile actually make you want to know more or run?

That is a genuine question, I’m not judging or being condescending, I’m fascinated by him and would love to know what your first impressions would be or – if you wouldn’t hire him – who do you think would? Thanks.

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More than I trust you.

Comment by Billy Whizz

+ 1

Comment by DH

I’m guessing the news of Bowie’s death has screwed with your brain to make you be the first to comment on a post.

Comment by DH

less that the trump, more than a fucking planner.

Comment by andy@cynic

Funny, I had a feeling you’d all say that.

You’re all becoming predictable … which I know is possibly the best insult I could give you.

Comment by Rob

says the man who wears, listens and eats the same fucking thing every fucking day.

Comment by andy@cynic

Sadly, that’s a good point.

Comment by Rob

No Robert, I would not trust that man but then I don’t assume I am the audience he wants to connect with.
I’m shocked about Bowie’s death but he did it in his typically stylish way.

Comment by George

You mean you’re not a sucker. Except when Rob asks you to do something.

Comment by DH

you dont die stylishly, you die gracefully. and youre paid because youre supposed to be fucking smart.

Comment by andy@cynic

To be fair George, Andy is right and we both know how much we don’t want to ever admit that.

Comment by Rob

I’d book him just for the cabaret value.

Comment by Ian Gee

-134+ recommendations
-thousands of endorsments
-American Academy of Achievements (which, according to their website, “Introduces the men and women who shaped the 20th century”)

Date of birth: December 25.

Makes sense.

Comment by Ste


Comment by Rob

I defintely would contact LinkedIn to ask them what’s fucking wrong with their algorithm if he popped up in my timeline or suggestions. I they then told me nothing was wrong, I’d know that my career (if I ever had one) is screwed.

Comment by Seb

mr purple turning up on your linkedin timeline is still less fucked up than campbell popping up at wieden and kennedy.

Comment by andy@cynic

I wonder when I see these types of profiles…. is there a financial payoff to being the most connected person on Linkedin? Maybe I need a more descriptive middle name?

Comment by Chris H

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